USI ties for 6th in Golfweek Fall Challenge Williams shatters a pair of individuals records​​​​​​​


PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – University of Southern Indiana teed off the 2022-23 campaign in fine fashion, tying for sixth in the Golfweek Fall Challenge at the True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The Screaming Eagles completed the three-rounds with 858 (284, 293, 281), finished 22 strokes off the pace set by challenge-winner Jacksonville State University’s 836 (283-275-278)
The 54-hole 858 is five strokes off a USI three-round record (853 at the 2021 McKendree Bearcat Dual), while the third-round 281 was on stroke off the Eagles’ single-round mark (280 at the 2021 Music City Invitational).
Individually, senior Zach Williams (Mt. Vernon, Illinois) had a record-setting tournament. Williams, who tied for fifth, broke his own USI single-round record by four strokes with a first-round 65 (-7) and 54-hole mark by three strokes with a 208 (65-74-69). The 54-hole record of 211 was established by Williams at the Murray State Invitational and sophomore Jason Bannister (Laguna Niguel, California) at the McKendree Bearcat Dual last fall.
Bannister also got off to a great start in 2022-23 and tied for 19th, shooting a three-under 213 (72-71-70). Junior Jace Day (Bloomington, Indiana) was third on the Eagles with a 219 (75-73-71), which was good enough to tie for 44th.
The Eagles return to action September 26-27 in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Derek Dolenc Invitational at the Gateway National Golf Club.